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We defended a major cosmetics company in two consumer class actions alleging false advertising and related torts related to the Company's skin care products. In the first case, we defeated plaintiff's motion to certify the class, which resulted in a dismissal of the case. In the second case, we obtained a voluntary dismissal of the case at the pleading stage after successfully winning a motion to dismiss the original complaint.
We represent Time Warner Retail Sales & Marketing, Inc., American Media, Inc. and three other magazine publishing companies seeking to recover over $300 million in creditors’ claims through a derivative lawsuit on behalf of book and magazine wholesaler Anderson News LLC, which is a debtor in chapter 11 bankruptcy.
We won a complete victory for Valeant Pharmaceuticals in a 16-plaintiff $30 million lawsuit related to Slobodan Milosevic’s takeover of Valeant’s Serbian subsidiary.
We obtained $18 million in settlement for our client, Broadstream Capital Partners Inc., from FriendFinder Networks Inc., formerly known as Penthouse Media Group Inc., in a breach of contract dispute.
We won dismissal of our clients, USA Yoga Federation and Rajashree Choudhury, in a wrongful termination and sexual harassment lawsuit in which the plaintiff asserted defamation, retaliation and other related causes of action.
We won a complete defense verdict for Stamps.com, the nation’s leading Internet postage provider, in a $40 million “anti-spam” lawsuit, one of the first lawsuits under the federal anti-spam act to go to trial.
The firm represents the estate of Heller Ehrman LLP as counsel to pursue litigation on behalf of Heller's unsecured creditors.
We represent a major television network in a lawsuit relating to a dispute over production of soap operas series for the internet after cancellation on network television.
We obtained a highly unusual $4.5 million prejudgment writ of attachment against Freedom Communications (owner of the Orange County Register) on behalf of our clients, the former CEO and CFO of the Company, and then ultimately a stipulated judgment in our clients' favor for $4 million, and a dismissal with prejudice of the Company's $60 million fraud claim against our clients.
We won a multi-million judgment for our clients, the Bankruptcy Estate of James D. Baker and Florida Asset Financing Corporation, in a real estate dispute involving a Garden Grove Rehabilitation Facility. The Bankruptcy Trustee overseeing the case wrote: “Without a doubt, you have accomplished one of the finest results I have seen in over 46 years of the practice of law.”
We won a $2 million jury verdict in a wrongful termination action on behalf of our client, the former President of Digital Domain, a leading Hollywood special effects firm, in a breach of contract and wrongful termination lawsuit.
We won a compete dismissal of all claims against our clients Home Box Office and Sacha Baron Cohen, in a lawsuit relating to an episode of Da Ali G Show.
We won a favorable settlement for our client in a lawsuit against the owners of American Idol arising out of our client’s submission of an idea for an internet game based on American Idol.
We won a complete jury verdict for our clients, commercial real estate investors, against First American Title Insurance Company, in a lawsuit arising out of a failed commercial real estate transaction.
We represented an owner of a National Hockey League team in a partnership dispute with other owners.
We currently represent several NBA players, including Los Angeles Laker Jordan Hill and Detroit Piston Brandon Jennings, in various legal matters.
We defeated, in the trial court and on appeal, an anti-SLAPP motion brought against a claim we filed on behalf of the owners of a leading stand-up paddleboard manufacturer against the company's former CEO.